Shopwise Cheapo Roll Cakes

Cheapos have said it before and it will be said again: Shopwise bakery offerings are not bad! Take a look at their Swiss rolls in pandan flavor … … and ube flavor. They are filled with generic vanilla flavored butter cream frosting. Each is about 8 inches long and costs around P100. Given that price,…

Street Food Woes

Yesterday when I went grocery shopping, I debated with myself if I wanted to buy some turon, but since  I’m supposed to be on a diet, I decided not to. Then before dinner I saw this Nat Geo show about street foods like taho, dirty ice cream, buko juice and sisig, which are all commonly available everywhere…

Freebies

One good thing about walking about in Manila is the freebies. Filipinos are generally risk averse and will only buy what they already know is a good deal, i.e. what will not waste their money. I am reminded of a Tagalog nursery song about a child who bought a balloon:  TAGALOG SONG LYRICS ENGLISH TRANSLATION…

The Elusive Fibisco Ginger Snaps Cookie

When I started this blog, I promised myself that I will only write about things which most people never write about. That’s why I don’t write about the usual click bait topics like the Little Big Store at Gilmore or Ma Mon Luk in Quiapo. But that’s also why people check this blog out when they are…